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Jan 22, 2010 15:15 |  #4081

20DNewbie wrote in post #9445248 (external link)
Hell, I'd be up for a Puffin/Osprey trip to Maine if you guys don't mind me tagging along.

The more the Merrier! Are you limited to weekends?


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Jan 22, 2010 15:17 |  #4082

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I almost always do an Osprey weekend, so I'll be going. I'll try to keep an eye on things (weather, tide, etc.) and keep folks up to date.

We have 3 options:
1. Watch the weather, short notice, single-day trip. Been there, done that, no personal interest. But this might work for someone who wants to meet others up there.
2. Plan an advance date. We can get the tide correct, but the weather is a dice-roll. And bad weather can make the entire weekend a total waste.
3. Wing it - check the weather every Wednesday and go when it looks good. This might mean a bad tide, and staying at whatever motel just happens to have rooms. This can be tough since a 3-day weekend is best, since that gives 2 chances at prime shooting at 7:00 AM, and not everyone can get a Friday off at a moment's notice.

If 3 or 4 of us took option 2, we could also rent a boat with a guy we've used in the past, and tour some of the rivers in the area. Eagles, ospreys, seals, and a great blue heron rookery are guaranteed. And we can get close. This shot is full-frame, no cropping, at 400mm:

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I am in for Option 2 (or even 3). Just let me know when and where.


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Jan 22, 2010 15:21 |  #4083

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Jan 22, 2010 15:41 |  #4084

donlavange wrote in post #9449419 (external link)
The more the Merrier! Are you limited to weekends?

Nope, I've yet to schedule any of my vacations this year. That and I've plenty of sick and personal days to use up.


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Jan 22, 2010 15:46 |  #4085

20DNewbie wrote in post #9449613 (external link)
Nope, I've yet to schedule any of my vacations this year.

Same here. I usually take a week off which allows me to head up there. The weekends can be a little crazy with all the tourists and all.

Also, last year they had a huge festival at the spot, and that seemed to drive off all the ospreys for the following 2 weeks. We may want to plan to go before that Memorial Day weekend, which means any 2-3 days before May 27.


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Jan 22, 2010 19:34 |  #4086

Scottes wrote in post #9449637 (external link)
Same here. I usually take a week off which allows me to head up there. The weekends can be a little crazy with all the tourists and all.

Also, last year they had a huge festival at the spot, and that seemed to drive off all the ospreys for the following 2 weeks. We may want to plan to go before that Memorial Day weekend, which means any 2-3 days before May 27.

I will check with Andy to see what the Puffin activity is expected to before Memorial day. If there is reasonable activity, I would attach a Puffin day to the Osprey trip and anyone with the flexibility could join me then.

But, I will go on a weekend as well with anyone without the midweek flexibility.


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Jan 22, 2010 20:26 |  #4087

Man i'd love to join and rent a 400. But it's really hard for us to predict our weekends in the summer :(




  
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Jan 22, 2010 20:57 |  #4088

mumbles wrote in post #9451386 (external link)
Man i'd love to join and rent a 400. But it's really hard for us to predict our weekends in the summer :(

How about a midweek day in late may or early june?


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Jan 22, 2010 21:00 |  #4089

donlavange wrote in post #9451562 (external link)
How about a midweek day in late may or early june?

Time off is even more scarce than weekends :) Before May is good though. But i know that isn't inline with seeing them. Where the hell to Osprey's go during the winter? Florida?




  
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Jan 22, 2010 21:12 |  #4090

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Time off is even more scarce than weekends :) Before May is good though. But i know that isn't inline with seeing them. Where the hell to Osprey's go during the winter? Florida?

I told you weddings were a nightmare!

Yeah, the Osprey head south. They arrive in Southern RI around Galilee in EARLY May. The problem with RI is there are no restricted feeding spots that you can use that I know of. All you can do is shoot fly byes and nest shots and I only know of one nest where you can get on a bridge and get anywhere near a close shot.

Connecticut has a spot with a people tower level with an active nest where you can get feeding shots!


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Jan 24, 2010 21:15 |  #4091

donlavange wrote in post #9451633 (external link)
I told you weddings were a nightmare!

You sure did. I should have listened. We have NO personal life anymore..




  
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Jan 25, 2010 01:12 |  #4092

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You sure did. I should have listened. We have NO personal life anymore..

Raise your rates a bit and either you'll make some extra scratch or free up some time, a win win whichever way it goes. :lol:


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Jan 25, 2010 01:21 |  #4093

20DNewbie wrote in post #9465065 (external link)
Raise your rates a bit and either you'll make some extra scratch or free up some time, a win win whichever way it goes. :lol:

That's what they call a 'myth'. You eventually price yourself out of the market.




  
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Jan 25, 2010 10:23 |  #4094

mumbles wrote in post #9465098 (external link)
That's what they call a 'myth'. You eventually price yourself out of the market.

That's the free time he was talking about... :D




  
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Jan 25, 2010 12:08 |  #4095

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That's the free time he was talking about... :D

Yeah, too much free time is my enemy. :)




  
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